FINAL SCORE: Oregon State 49, Cal 17. Beavers (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) ride 493 passing yards and 4 TDs from Pleasanton native Sean Mannion to their fifth straight win. Cal (1-6, 0-4) loses its 11th straight game to an FBS opponent. The big question: Did SonnyDykes ignite a quarterback controversy? It wasn’t raining on Jared Goff when he was pulled as it was three weeks ago at Oregon. Zach Kline didn’t light up the night, but he gave the Bears a spark and got them into the end zone twice. My guess: Dykes opens up the QB competition again this week in advance of the Bears’ trip to Washington.
HALFTIME: Oregon State 28, Cal 3. Brandin Cooks for President! This guy is out of control. Has 9 catches for 197 yards and a TD and a 14-yard run for a TD. Mannion is 21 for 29 for 310 yards and 2 TDs. Now has 27 TDs and 3 INTs on the year. Goff is 21 for 31 for 220 yards, but had the 2 TOs in the 1st Qtr. Cal has 1 net rushing yard on 10 attempts. That’s 3.6 inches per carry, for those of you who are extremely bored. And if you’re still watching, we can assume that much.
END OF FIRST QTR: Oregon State 14, Cal 3. Two turnovers by Jared Goff looming big right now. Neither team can run the ball — OSU has 3 yards on the ground, Cal minus-10 (including sacks). Mannion 10 of 17 for 134 yards and a TD. Goff 8 of 13 for 99 yards and an INT.
WELCOME: Back here at Memorial Stadium for the latest in a never-ending stretch of late-night games. The Bears (1-5, 0-3 Pac-12) and Oregon State (5-1, 3-0) will kick off at about 7:36 p.m.
A couple depth chart notes:
— Listed as starting right tackle: Steven Moore or Brian Farley. UPDATE: Farley started, but Moore played portions of the game. Dykes said Moore battle strep throat most of the week and could not play the entire game.
— Brendan Bigelow, moved from RB to slot receiver last week, nowhere to be found on the depth chart. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him some at both spots (especially with RB Daniel Lasco out), but not sure how much.